Literally a list of sweaty films.
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Loud, large, and spectacular, Simon West's "Con Air" is an action film that is both ridiculous and sublime. Crafted to make pulses pound while viewers' eyes are glued to their screens, the film never apologizes for its combination of jet fuel, gun powder, heart, and muscle. The film revels joyfully in its higher-than-high-octane craziness. Everything about the film is played to unsubtle and unaturally noisy volumes, but there is no doubting the sheer action bliss that "Con Air" provides.
The story is a silly as it effective: after being sentence to prison for an act of self defense, Nicolas Cage's Cameron Poe is due to be released. Flying home on a cargo plane full of dangerous convicts, Poe's situation becomes…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
I'm going to do something a little bit different with this review.
Con Air is obviously too awesome to do justice to in a 'proper' review. So I'm going to set myself a challenge. I've got 5 minutes to write down as many great things about Con Air as I can.
Are you ready? GO.
1) "Normally we don't hold hands."
2) Angela Featherstone.
3) The rehabilitation of Garland Greene.
4) "As I was saying to....Mr. Dog here...."
5) Dave Chappelle improvised pretty much all his lines here. He's the greatest.
6) The way John Malkovich scratches his head deep in thought when intervening in an argument between Nicolas Cage and Ving Rhames.
7) Colm Meaney's rant about John Cusack…
Watch the movie "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" and allow Simon Pegg's character during the rooftop party scene explain to you why this is the perfect movie. Then go rewatch it, and let it hit you. You're welcome. And thank you Simon Pegg for constantly being awesome and educating the world while making us laugh.
CON AIR. CON MOTHERFUCKIN' AIR, BABY. WOO!
Essential Cage in the Cageography, with his Cameron Poe landing on the depressive side of his manic-depressive spectrum of characters. Outside of that sphere, 'Con Air' is sincere about its dumbness to a fault. I can enjoy the action, but I could never numb my brain enough to seriously get behind the way ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is used (twice).
Insane action movie about a gang of dangerous criminals that takes control of the plane that should transfer them from one prison to another.
Nicolas Cage plays the innocent prisoner who gets involved in the confusion on the verge of being released in time to arrive for his daughter's birthday, who he haven't met yet.
There are some unbelievable scenes, like a plane flying with a car hanging on the landing gear and the incredible landing in the middle of Las Vegas strip. NSA fun ! Enjoy !
CON AIR. CON AIR FUCKING OWNS. IT FUCKING OWNS.
I have watched this movie because my Dad recommend it to me. He said that John Malkovitch's acting is awesome in it. And I must agree! Con Air isn't the best movie. It's an average action film. But John Malkovich man ... His acting is so great he literally made everything better.
Literally for the life of me couldn't decide to give this film 3 or 5 stars. Is it somehow at the same time both an utterly ridiculous, nonsensical shit pile and yet also maybe the greatest film of all time.
I have now seen this close to twenty times and I still cry. Every single time.
Can we bring 90's movies back because they were the best movies
Malkovich is so fucking funny in this
making a list of canonical action texts for a friend who is looking to see more action movies. recommendations welcome!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!